All posts by Smile Pad

Broken Tooth

Why you shouldn’t ignore a chipped or broken tooth

Chipping or cracking a tooth is something that is relatively common with adults and children alike. While enamel is an incredibly strong substance biting hard substances such as ice can easily cause damage and chip your teeth. Teeth grinding and tooth decay can also cause your teeth to break or chip. And, while it may be tempting to just ignore a chipped tooth, especially if it is a back tooth, in this article we’ll look at the reasons why you shouldn’t ignore it.

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7 questions that we get asked about dental crowns

Thinking of getting a dental crown but not sure if it is the right choice for you? Or, perhaps you just have a couple of questions that you need answers for. In this article, we’ll answer common questions that we get asked about crowns as well as some general guidance on the procedure.

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How to recognise, treat and prevent a dry socket

Firstly, just what is a dry socket? Alveolar osteitis or dry socket is a painful condition that occurs following tooth extraction in adults. Usually, a blood clot forms at the site of the tooth extraction and protects the bone and nerve endings and aids recovery. Where a blood clot doesn’t develop or becomes dislodged this is known as a dry socket.

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Dental Hygienist

7 reasons to visit your dental hygienist

Did you know that a dental hygienist can do a lot more than just scale and polish your teeth? Hygienists are specially trained professionals who are able to prevent and treat gum disease as well as provide dental advice based on your dental hygiene. In this blog, we’ll take a look at the 7 reasons why you should book in a regular visit to your dental hygienist as well as your dentist.

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Tongue Touching Teeth

What causes your teeth to become rough

Do your teeth feel smooth to the touch when you run your tongue over them? Or, do they have a rough surface? Those with rough teeth should get their teeth checked by a dentist as it is a sure sign that your teeth need some attention. In this blog, we’ll take a look at some of the common causes of tooth erosion and also some of the solutions that can help you get the smile you’ve always dreamt of.

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Tooth Brush and Toothpaste

The daily habits you should change to protect your teeth

While visiting the dentist regularly is an essential way to keep your teeth and gums healthy, did you know that making some simple changes to your daily habits can also make a big difference? In this blog, we’ll take a look at some of the habits that are detrimental to the health of your mouth and what you can do to make yourself more aware of the harm they cause.

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Lips Smiling

Smile anxiety – what is it and what are the common causes?

Do you find it difficult to smile in public and around people you don’t know? There are a number of reasons why you could be self-conscious about your smile and in this blog we’ll take a look at some of the most common anxieties people have about their smile and potential treatments. Many people choose to hide their smile because of insecurities about the way they think their teeth look, but thankfully a lot of these fears are easy to prevent while others are perfectly natural.

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The best cosmetic options for missing teeth

For those with missing teeth, a beautiful smile can seem like a thing of the past, but there is some good news, this doesn’t have to be the case. Thanks to modern technology and new dentistry techniques there are now more ways than ever for you to get the smile of your dreams. In this blog, we’ll take a look at some of the best cosmetic options for replacing missing teeth and help guide you through some of the available options.

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Teeth Whitening, Before and After

Teeth whitening – Why you should always use a dentist

Tooth whitening is one of the most popular ways of improving the appearance of your teeth and is a highly effective way of transforming your smile. But with so many whitening kits available online why should you visit your dentist instead of doing it yourself? In this blog, we’ll take a look at the reasons why tooth whitening from your dentist is always the right option to choose.

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How to get straighter teeth without braces

Many people dream of having straight teeth and think that the only way to do this is with ugly metal braces that remind them of being in school. Luckily, dentistry has moved on and it is now possible to get a Hollywood smile without the need for traditional metal braces. In this article, we’ll look at some of the modern alternatives to braces and how they can help you create a smile to be proud of.

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